sources: Twins reach 5-year deals with Kepler, Polanco

Baseball 02/14/19, 14:43

Two people with direct knowledge of the deals tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have agreed to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco.The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the deals, which were ...

Red Sox expect Kimbrel closer to emerge from within roster

Baseball 02/13/19, 15:24

Boston expects its new closer to emerge from the current Red Sox roster.All-Star Craig Kimbrel turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the World Series champions, and the seven-time All-Star remains a free agent."Any time you say you're going to replace a player of Craig Kimbrel's caliber, with the ...

Red Sox equipment truck departs for Florida

Football 02/04/19, 14:23

On the same day the New England Patriots returned home from their sixth Super Bowl victory, the Boston Red Sox equipment truck departed for Florida for spring training.The truck left Fenway Park at about noon Monday for the 1,480-mile trip to the club's spring training home on Fort Myers.Al Hartz, ...

Life in limbo: Leftover embryos vex clinics, couples

U.S. 01/17/19, 01:22

Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and can't be found. In other cases, couples are struggling with tough decisions.Jenny Sammis can't bring herself to donate ...

Minnesota car track owner dies in Florida swim accident

Sports 11/13/18, 18:09

The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida coast. Jed Copham was 46.Raceway officials say Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat on Sunday near Fort Myers when he went missing. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, authorities recovered ...

No answers for family’s questions about Civil War unknowns

U.S. 11/03/18, 11:36

The U.S. Army is being criticized for deciding to rebury the remains of two recently discovered Civil War soldiers without conducting DNA testing.In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also known as the Old Guard, stretch the American flag over the casket containing the remains of one ...

Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

U.S. 10/18/18, 23:36

An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle. It's the 24th fatal collision this year, out of 26 total panther deaths. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of the 2-year-old male were collected Wednesday on a rural road near Southwest Florida International Airport in ...

Second fatal Florida shopping center shooting in 2 days, why happened?

U.S. 10/11/18, 23:34

Authorities in Florida say they're investigating the second targeted shooting in as many days, just miles apart and both at shopping centers. The News-Press reports that 41-year-old Torre Deontray Fulcher and 43-year-old William Allen Merrill III were fatally shot by a high-caliber rifle at the Sungold Plaza strip mall in Fort ...

2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Florida shopping center

U.S. 10/10/18, 01:53

Authorities say two people are dead and two more have been wounded in a shooting at a shopping center in Florida.The Fort Myers News-Press reports that Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno says the Tuesday night shooting at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers doesn't appear to be random. WBBH-TV ...

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